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St. Mirren 0 - 2 Newcastle United : As It Happened

No video feed again for this preseason match means we head back to Storify to build the picture.

Mark Runnacles

Newcastle United handled Scottish League Cup winners St. Mirren in Scotland today thanks to two first-half goals. Making his 2013-14 preseason debut on the heels of the "Wonga row", Papiss Cissé would put Newcastle in the lead with a "proper number 9 finish" that was described as something like his second goal v. Swansea City from 2011-12. So envision that video, but against St. Mirren... or something. Cissé would end up playing 60 minutes, but would not make any further mark on the score sheet this particular time out, despite exerting (apparently) extensive influence on the match. The second goal would come from Mathieu Debuchy who ran onto a through ball from Vurnon Anita and applied an "old-school center-forward's finish" to score his first goal for Newcastle and the last goal of the match. Paul Dummett was played the full 90 minutes and took the lead for total minutes played this preseason for the club and fellow St. Mirren 2012-13 loanee Conor Newton also played 30 minutes. Without any video to see, it's sure hard to make any kind of blanket statements, but the first Twitter confirmation of any sort of attack on the Newcastle goal came in the 83rd minute, so it seems logical to infer that the 2-0 scoreline somewhat belies a rather comfortable day for the lads in black and white.

Now if we can just get a transfer or two across the line...